October 24, 2016  

George Jones Laughs Off Hospitalization Report

January 7, 2011 (4:09 am) GMT
Although he was kept overnight at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, the country singer said he was there for a health check-up only.

Country music legend has been hospitalized in Nashville, Tennessee after an annual medical check-up sparked concerns for his health. The 79-year-old singer/songwriter was undergoing a regular examination on Wednesday, January 5 when doctors decided to admit him to hospital and keep him in overnight.

A statement from Jones' publicist reads, "On Wednesday, January 5th 2011, George Jones underwent an annual routine health check-up. Although Mr. Jones is staying overnight in a Nashville hospital, he is resting and will be released tomorrow."

Jones has laughed off the hospitalization, adding, "I just decided I didn't want to drive back to Franklin in this cold weather so I guess I'll just stay here tonight and go home tomorrow."


  1. Watch Ariana Grande and Bruno Mars Perform at Star-Studded We Can Survive Concert
  2. Kim Kardashian Angry at Beyonce for Not Reaching Out to Her After Paris Robbery
  3. Kim Zolciak Criticized for Posting Inappropriate Photo of 2-Year-Old Daughter Kaia
  4. New 'Game of Thrones' Photos Confirm the Highly Anticipated Meet-Up
  5. Pregnant Janet Jackson Steps Out in Full Islamic Dress
  6. Charlie Puth Cancels the Rest of His Tour Dates Because He's 'Extremely Sick'
  7. Chris Hemsworth Shoots Down Split Reports With Cheeky Instagram Post
  8. Kim Kardashian Said She Could 'Handle' Social Media Days Before She Got Robbed